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09-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By c_m_shooter

road touring bike, off road touring bike, ...

road touring bike,
off road touring bike,
fatbike,
fast trail bike,
jump bike.
09-19-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By c_m_shooter

By the time they update it, whatever they update...

By the time they update it, whatever they update it to will already be outdated. Those old Deore hubs have worked fine for lots of people for 20 years.
09-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 802
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been a fan of Rivendell bikes since I...

I have been a fan of Rivendell bikes since I found them. I don't have one of his frames yet, but several of my bikes have parts from his catalog on them. What I enjoy about cycling is the ride, not...
09-19-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By c_m_shooter

The better upgrade would be to SS

The better upgrade would be to SS
09-19-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By c_m_shooter

28's aren't skinny. Those were considered fat...

28's aren't skinny. Those were considered fat comfort road tire before the gravel bike craze kicked in. Put a new set of tires and tubes on it, clean it up and ride.
09-18-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By c_m_shooter

The handle bars will be 20mm higher from the...

The handle bars will be 20mm higher from the factory with the 61, but the top tube is longer, so you would need to get a stem about 10mm shorter to offset that. You may be better off looking for a...
09-18-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By c_m_shooter

Standover doesn't matter. I can't stand over any...

Standover doesn't matter. I can't stand over any 29 inch wheeled mountain bike ever made without soft contact due to the sloping top tubes, even on a 15 inch frame. 17-18 inch mountain frames are...
09-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By c_m_shooter

The most important part of fit will be the...

The most important part of fit will be the cockpit length and headtube height. These can be adjusted to a degree with different stems and spacers, but you kind of need to know where you need to be. ...
09-18-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By c_m_shooter

You should not be able to reach the ground while...

You should not be able to reach the ground while seated. I an 5'8" and my bike saddles are around 38" high if measured from the ground. You should be able to get full leg extension while pedaling...
09-18-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By c_m_shooter

Buy based on top tube length, so go big in this...

Buy based on top tube length, so go big in this case. You can flip the stem if you think the head stack is too high once you get some miles on it, but I think you won't notice.
09-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By c_m_shooter

That bike is way too small unless you are going...

That bike is way too small unless you are going for a "race fit". I am 5'8" and ride 54-56 road bikes, I like a touring fit. That being said, being a little sore after the first ride does not...
09-17-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get one of these. Check the spoke tension and go...

Get one of these. Check the spoke tension and go ride. It took me several years to destroy the stock wheels on my Cross Check back in the day, these should be fine.
09-16-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By c_m_shooter

Support vehicles take a lot of the adventure out...

Support vehicles take a lot of the adventure out of it and can be quite a bore for the driver. See if you can arrange a ride on the Amtrak city of New Orleans train to Dyersburg TN and cycle south...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have and do. I was raised on a farm in...

I have and do. I was raised on a farm in Greenford Ohio and lived in Kenosha Wisconsin for a couple years after I finished school. I carry a bike with me every time I go visit family whatever the...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By c_m_shooter

Rollers are dumb. just go outside and ride.

Rollers are dumb. just go outside and ride.
09-16-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By c_m_shooter

You are overthinking this. Like others have...

You are overthinking this. Like others have said, just get a cheap 26 inch wheeled mountain bike. Keep it simple, so he can get his own tubes/cables, etc at Walmart when he tears it up.
09-16-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By c_m_shooter

You can fit a wider tire in the front of the Pug...

You can fit a wider tire in the front of the Pug than the rear. As far as different wheels go, I haven't gotten too far off with it. Right now I am running a 27.5x2.5 in the rear and a 26x4.0 in...
09-15-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 803
Posted By c_m_shooter

If I have more than 1 bike (and I do), it has to...

If I have more than 1 bike (and I do), it has to be different enough to warrant having and additional bike. I can't imagine wanting to have 2 bikes that close to the same.
09-15-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By c_m_shooter

I think you should be looking at the Pugsley, not...

I think you should be looking at the Pugsley, not the Wednesday. The Wednesday is a sportier trail bike. The Pugsley is more of a workhorse and should be easier to fit racks and stuff to. I think...
09-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 718
Posted By c_m_shooter

Attaching your feet to the pedals with either...

Attaching your feet to the pedals with either toeclips or clipless if you normally use them is a good idea. The first time I got on a fixed gear it had BMX platforms on it. Me being mostly a...
09-15-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have hit 2 deer with motorcycles. Don't do...

I have hit 2 deer with motorcycles. Don't do that. At bicycle speeds, I am not worried. I have almost hit deer and pigs on the trail, it wouldn't be any worse than any other mountain bike crash.
09-15-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By c_m_shooter

The shifter either works or it doesn't. Not...

The shifter either works or it doesn't. Not worth an upgrade.
09-15-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,588
Posted By c_m_shooter

In Dallas that 2wd setup is completely useless. ...

In Dallas that 2wd setup is completely useless. The soil type here is unrideable when wet. If you do go out when it is wet and the trails are closed you can be ticketed in some cases. The steep,...
09-14-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,884
Posted By c_m_shooter

1up USA

1up USA
09-14-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,511
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a Double. Those big mountain bike cassettes...

Get a Double. Those big mountain bike cassettes have huge gaps between gears. I still like my 12-25 9 speed with 34/48 up front. I tried an 11-34 for a loaded tour and switched back as soon as the...
09-13-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,533
Posted By c_m_shooter

I was using a cyclocross bike as my road bike for...

I was using a cyclocross bike as my road bike for years before gravel biking became a thing. I just wanted wider tires for the chip seal roads around here, the gravel roads are actually smoother...
09-12-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By c_m_shooter

What is suspension?

What is suspension?
09-12-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By c_m_shooter

My merino wool has all been through the drier...

My merino wool has all been through the drier with the rest of the laundry. The shrinkage effect has been more because of me increasing in size.
09-12-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By c_m_shooter

Its an old bike. They are always a gamble, and...

Its an old bike. They are always a gamble, and the current folks at Trek probably weren't around when it was made. Most of us have more trouble with wheels than with frames, ride it.
09-12-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,094
Posted By c_m_shooter

Toe overlap on that style of bike is probably...

Toe overlap on that style of bike is probably just foot position on the pedal. It is common in smaller sized roadbikes with 700c wheels. You learn to ride around it.
09-11-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,978
Posted By c_m_shooter

I aplaud your stubbornness to see this through. ...

I aplaud your stubbornness to see this through. I have seen similar issues with getting trails approved here locally. If I am ever passing through Minnetonka, I will stop and see the trail and buy...
09-10-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have a set of waterproof socks. They are...

I have a set of waterproof socks. They are Sealskin brand I believe. They work good and are about the overall thickness of a set of winter wool socks. I usually just wear performance wool socks...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By c_m_shooter

It takes a couple days to get into routine, big...

It takes a couple days to get into routine, big miles early will burn you out. Aim for 75 miles +/-, but don't make reservations, That can lead to a ride that feels like a death march. Start early...
09-10-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By c_m_shooter

Small

Small
09-10-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By c_m_shooter

60mm of travel was big deal in the mid 90's.

60mm of travel was big deal in the mid 90's.
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By c_m_shooter

Keep the drops and go to a taller stem from VO. ...

Keep the drops and go to a taller stem from VO.

https://velo-orange.com/collections/stems/products/cigne-stem?variant=51377886919
09-09-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By c_m_shooter

Cool paint, but looks like low end components...

Cool paint, but looks like low end components even for it's day. Are you going to ride it?
09-09-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By c_m_shooter

They are all about the same at that price point. ...

They are all about the same at that price point. Find a shop you like and buy whatever they can get.
09-09-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By c_m_shooter

I only ride Brooks saddles and gave up on padded...

I only ride Brooks saddles and gave up on padded shorts years ago.
09-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have had a State bike for a couple years....

I have had a State bike for a couple years. (sorry I don't remember the model) I replaced the stock cog immediately and the stock tires were garbage that got thrown out within the first few rides. ...
09-08-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By c_m_shooter

No, but someone may given the demand now. I...

No, but someone may given the demand now. I would expect to pay about $250, because it needs new tires no matter what the seller says. Rubber doesn't age well.
09-08-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://formufit.com/blogs/news/adjustable-pvc-pip...

https://formufit.com/blogs/news/adjustable-pvc-pipe-bike-rack

Build something like this so you can roll the bikes into the trailer and tie them down.
09-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By c_m_shooter

What about that bike would lead the OP to label...

What about that bike would lead the OP to label it as "not" a mountain bike?
09-08-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,036
Posted By c_m_shooter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X29lF43mUlo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X29lF43mUlo
09-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By c_m_shooter

70 gear inches when road riding by myself. 80...

70 gear inches when road riding by myself.
80 gear inches to keep up with 20mph group road rides.
50 gear inches for singletrack..
09-08-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By c_m_shooter

At the price point you are looking at, you are...

At the price point you are looking at, you are shopping for a hard tail. They are all about the same at the entry level price point. Around here the first thing needed is some sealant (slime,...
09-07-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,112
Posted By c_m_shooter

As years go by I am leaning more towards Grant...

As years go by I am leaning more towards Grant Peterson at Rivendelle's theory on sizing. 20 years ago we thought riding a size smaller made for a lighter more agile bike. Actually we just had to...
09-07-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have used those bars. You may want a little...

I have used those bars. You may want a little longer stem, unless you are trying to shorten the reach. You may be better off with a set of bar ends so you can stretch out some on the pavement.

I...
09-03-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By c_m_shooter

Put the 3.0 on the front and drop to a 2.5 in the...

Put the 3.0 on the front and drop to a 2.5 in the back.
09-03-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,488
Posted By c_m_shooter

A good front brake should be strong enough to...

A good front brake should be strong enough to lift the rear wheel. Most decent disk brakes I've ridden can do that with 1 or 2 fingers on the lever. Adjusting to good brakes is easy, they are...
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